Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Friar Tuck's

111 N. Pine St. (Broad St.) Send to Phone
530-265-9093 | Menu
This Nevada City spot is known for fondue, live music and its building, which revives 1860s Gold Rush architecture.


Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Friar Tuck's Restaurant Review

: After more than 30 years in business, including a gut-and-rebuild after a 2002 fire, Friar Tuck’s has become a Tahoe Basin institution. The restaurant’s traditional, boldly flavored fondue, a draw since day one, combines Gruyère and Emmental cheeses and white wine. Bubbling hot oil “fondue” features chicken, meat and seafood you cook at the table and dip into sauces. Non-fondue fans will still be impressed by additional options such as chicken piccata, smoked trout salad, baby-back ribs or roast duck. Friar Tuck’s wine list contains several wines from nearby Sierra Foothill wineries, and nine wines are poured daily by the glass. Grab a seat at the custom-built bar and enjoy live music nightly, or cozy up in the mystical "Sherwood Forest" room for a quiet evening.

Oyster Wine Pairing

Find the best wine. Check GAYOT's Oyster & Wine pairing guide.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.